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Ferrites Speed Digital Computers, approximately 1953–1959

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16

Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Controlled Distribution Memo 6D-105. Memory units and matrix switches using new square-loop ferrite material increase speed and reliability of digital computers. Storage units with arbitrary-access and read-out time of five microseconds or less makes stored-information rapidly available without scanning time required by other systems. Reprinted from Electronics.


  • approximately 1953–1959



From the Collection: 3.9 Gigabytes (4035 MB in 1835 digital files in 31 folders)

From the Collection: 56.3 Cubic Feet (189 boxes including 142 microfilm reels)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

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